This edition of the NAGB newsletter features updates on our ongoing Donation Drive and We Gatchu: Sanctuary After The Storm
initiatives. Additionally, information on new and enhanced programming,
like the upcoming Teen Portfolio Workshop, partnership with The
Goodness Tour, and viewing of the movie "Cargo", are included. We will
continue to deliver programming that is inspiring, engaging and
NAGB Donation Drive
we continue to assist our brothers and sisters who have been affected
by this devastating hurricane, the NAGB - together with Lend-A-Hand
Bahamas and Equality Bahamas - is STILL ACCEPTING non-perishable items.
Together we can all make a difference by showing care and support
through our sustained donations and volunteerism.
Good Instruments For The Goodness Tour
are proud to partner with the US-based non-profit organisation, The
Goodness Tour, who are dedicated to bringing free music and art
experiences to people facing adversity all over the world. The Tour
travels to refugee camps, disaster zones, homeless shelters, hospitals,
disability centres, youth crisis shelters and anywhere that humans are
in need of trauma relief and encouragement. They will be working across
New Providence, Abaco and Grand Bahama with on the ground assistance
from the NAGB and the We Gatchu core members for the next five weeks.
is an Open Call for works to artists and creatives, of The Bahamas and
its diaspora, who have been affected by Hurricane Dorian. All
disciplines of creative practice (art, storytelling, poetry,
performance, and more) will be accepted. Special material support and
consideration will be given to artists from Grand Bahama and Abaco.
The closing date for submissions is November 11th, 2019. All will be
invited to attend the opening reception of "Refuge" on Thursday,
December 19th, 2019.
This Friday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m., we will host a much-needed event to uplift our brothers and sisters who were displaced by Hurricane Dorian called Diggin' Deep and Letting Go.
While shelter residents are being brought in especially, the event is
also FREE and OPEN to the public. The Open Mic Night is part of our We Gatchu: Sanctuary After The Storm initiative. The
spoken word, poetry, and storytelling are known to be great ways to
heal and find solace. All are welcome on this journey of personal
NAGB is bringing you a FREE portfolio workshop on Saturday, November
2nd, 2019 from 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m! The workshop is designed for
aspiring young artists with big hopes and dreams, who are applying for
entry into college/university art programmes. We are excited to announce
that Bahamian-American artist Arnold Kemp, Dean of Graduate Studies at
the School of Arts Institute of Chicago (SAIC), will be joining us to
advise students and give feedback on their work.
The Visual Life Of Social Affliction Presents "Cargo" - A Kareem Mortimer Film
Mortimer's award-winning 2017 film, "Cargo," is an exemplary instance
of the visual life of social affliction. In a subtle and poignant way,
it portrays the complicated worlds in which Caribbean people navigate
the uncertainties of life. The film centres around a fisherman, Kevin,
turns to human smuggling to secure the money he needs for his son's
Join us on October 4th, 2019, for a special screening of this remarkable
film, followed by a conversation with Dr Ian Bethell-Bennett and Kareem
Mortimer. The FREE screening will take place in Fiona's Theatre from
8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
NAGB welcomes everyone to a special screening of the Halloween cult
classic "Hocus Pocus," on October 31st, starting at 8:00 p.m. With
themes around protection, harvest, good resisting evil, this tale of
love conquering and reuniting families is sure to bring a smile to
a reminder, this and all screenings are FREE and open to the
public. Join us in Fiona's Theatre for a spooky late evening viewing.